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    • Paula Gunn Allen interview, 1994 July

    • Indians of North America - Fiction; American fiction - Indian authors; American fiction - 20th century
    • Editor Paula Gunn Allen discusses her volume, Voice of the Turtle, an overview of American Indian literature, from early oral histories to bestsellers. Voice of the Turtle explores the works of 17 authors, of which Connie and Paula discuss four,...
    • Tim Guest interview, 2005

    • Guest, Tim, 1975-; Rajneeshees - Biography
    • Tim Guest talks about his book, “My Life in Orange.” He begins by explaining that he spent his childhood with his parents living in a commune. He talks about how his mother was devoutly religious but decided she wanted a more mystical...
    • Mary McNamara interview

    • Academy Awards (Motion pictures) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Mary McNamara discusses her book, “Oscar Season.” She begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the story of Juliet who is the assistant manager of the Pinnacle Hotel, where all the movie stars visit during Oscar season. Things...
    • Edward Ball interview, 1998

    • Ball family; Plantation life - South Carolina - Charleston Region - History; Slaves - South Carolina - Charleston Region - History; Slaveholders - South Carolina - Charleston Region - History; African Americans - South Carolina - Charleston Region...
    • Edward Ball discusses is book, “Slaves in the Family.” The book covers the history of the Ball family and its plantation and slave ownership. Ball talks about a slave uprising and says that following emancipation, the Ball family became...
    • Judith Merkle Riley interview, 1994 June

    • Witches - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Paris (France) - History - Louis XIV, 1643-1715 - Fiction
    • Judith Merkle Riley discusses her novel, “The Oracle Glass.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a network of women in the 17th century who relied on their oracle powers to tell people’s futures. She discusses her job as a...
    • Jeffrey W. Comment interview, 2002

    • Social work with children - Case studies; Hospital patients - Services for - Case studies; Sick children - Case studies; Charities; Social action; Humanitarianism; Voluntarism
    • Jeffrey W. Comment discusses his book, “Santa’s Gift.” He begins by providing information about his occupation as the chairman of The Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, which owns the company Helzberg Diamonds. The book is a collection of his...
    • Elie Wiesel interview, 1986

    • Jews - Persecutions - Soviet Union - Fiction; Soviet Union - History - 1925-1953 - Fiction
    • Elie Wiesel discusses his book, “The Testament.” He begins by saying that both Fascism and Communism deny the value of man in the name of an abstract humanity that will never occur, that will never take shape. Because of this, cruelties were...
    • Ana Menéndez interview, 2004

    • Guevara, Ernesto, 1928-1967 - Fiction; Cuban American women - Fiction; Illegitimate children - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Americans - Cuba - Fiction; Revolutionaries - Fiction; Women - Cuba - Fiction; Birthmothers - Fiction; Miami...
    • Ana Menéndez discusses her novel, “Loving Che.” She begins by describing the use of photography in her book to give the story a non-fiction quality. She explains that “Loving Che” is about a young girl in Miami who wants to get to know...
    • Donna Rosenthal interview, 2003

    • National characteristics, Israeli; Israel - Social conditions; Israel - Ethnic relations; Orthodox Judaism - Relations - Nontraditional Jews
    • Donna Rosenthal discusses her book, “The Israelis.” She begins by explaining how she spent 5 years living in Israel and how she goes back frequently to visit. She discusses how she worked in television, radio, and did writing while she was...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2004 May

    • Actresses - Fiction; Older women - Fiction; Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Let’s All Kill Constance." He explains that the plot is set in 1960s Los Angeles and follows an unnamed writer who serves as the novel’s narrator. The mystery begins with a visit from an aging Hollywood...
    • Mary Yukari Waters interview, 2004 May

    • Japan - Social life and customs - Fiction; China - Social life and customs - Fiction
    • Mary Yukari Waters discusses her book, “The Laws of Evening.” She begins by explaining that her book is a compilation of short stories about Japan before the attacks on Pearl Harbor. She talks about how she immigrated to the United States...
    • Maya Angelou interview, 1986

    • Angelou, Maya; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Entertainers - United States - Biography; African American authors - Biography
    • Maya Angelou discusses her book "All of God’s Children need Traveling Shoes". She talks about a story in the book regarding her visit to Germany for a performance. While she was there she brought a long an Israeli guest to a breakfast with a...
    • Taylor Branch interview, 1989 February

    • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968; African Americans - Civil rights; Civil rights movements - United States - History - 20th century; United States - History - 1953-1961
    • Taylor Branch discusses his book, “Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63.” Branch and Martinson begin by talking about King’s name change from Michael to Martin Luther after his father’s visit to Europe. Branch then goes...
    • Deanne Stillman interview, 2001

    • Murder - California - Twentynine Palms - Case studies
    • Deanne Stillman discusses her book, “Twentynine Palms.” She begins by talking about the generational impact that poverty and violence has on individuals. Martinson asks Stillman to read a passage from the book about the Mojave Desert. ...
    • Oliver Sacks interview, 2002

    • Sacks, Oliver W. - Travel - Mexico; Ferns - Mexico; Oaxaca (Mexico : State) - Description and travel
    • Oliver Sacks discusses his book, “Oaxaca Journal.” He describes his trip to Oaxaca, Mexico with the American Fern Society and his visit to old ruins. Sacks shows a horsetail, a fern ally and primitive form of fern, he found. He talks about...
    • Bradford Morrow interview, 1997 March

    • Stalking - Fiction; Inheritance and succession - Fiction
    • Bradford Morrow discusses his novel, “Giovanni’s Gift.” He begins by explaining that the book is based on a real experience of a stalker harassing his aunt and uncle. He came out to visit them and while he was spending some time trying to...
    • Frank McCourt interview, 2001 January 6

    • Irish Americans - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography
    • Frank McCourt discusses his book, "'Tis." He shares the story of a bartender who encouraged him to visit the library on 42nd Street in New York, New York to read works by Samuel Johnson. McCourt describes his time in the army and later at New...

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